Hello Everyone!!! Has the year started without me??
What can I say? Just a little ??? bloggy break but I am back - ready to start 2010 with a passion!
Okay - what have I been up to? : woman of few words here - so this is all you're getting:
Christmas - been and gone - apart from being sick most of the time, all good
New Year - the same
School Hols - been and gone - pretty relaxed - but glad they are over
Start of School Year - in the throws of it now - new school, new dance groups, new classes, new experiences left right and centre - the girls are tired, grumpy, excited, did I say tired?
Now to the interesting bit - THE SEWING!
Started my "Joseph's Coat" Quilt-along by Don't Look Know - after a momentous amount of waiting for the applique stuff from an online shop - I cut lots of petals out, then started to iron them onto the back of the fabric - and it wasn't fusible!!! Urg! Finally got the right stuff and have made two blocks - not quite the amount of other participants - but I go at an elephantine pace.
My very gorgeous blocks that I received from Chaletgirl's Block Swap - lots and lots of very pretty blues, yellows, greens, pinks and red 9-patch blocks.
This is kindov an old photo - I did received them ..um...a while ago - I laid them out on a diagonal, but then couldn't fit a few blocks in - didn't have the right fabric for the corners (my feature fabric had run out and wasn't in the shops) - so I am sewing them as a big rectangle. Quilt top - 95% sewn together! It will happen!!
Sheridan from Chaletgirl asked for blocks made of squares for Around the Block Swap - any type as long as it is not wonky -keep it on the straight and (not necessarily) narrow! Lots and lots of green and grey fabric were provided - the elephants were the star of the show for me - so I had to include them!
Donna from Craftjunk sent lovely bits of pink and pink fabric plus a good chunk of white and asked for 'Dear Jane' style blocks - I took the simple route and produced these:
Joined two more swaps - first Wendy of Hartylittlepeaces has organised a great swap/get together for Red and Aqua Whirly Gigs;
Oh - give me a reason to collect red and aqua fabrics and I am IN!!
I got to meet her and the others joining in, on a Friday night and we talked fabric and colour and pattern and style and quilting and maybe the words: vagi...and peni... came up once or twice - it was all a lot of fun!! I had a ball and look forward to the next times I can meet up again!
I have also joined another virtual quilting bee - the Australasian Bee - see sidebar link!
Lots of new people to meet around Australia and New Zealand - I think I already know what my pattern and fabric is going to be; shame my month is not til March (not next month but 2011!) That's okay - someone has to go then!!
Seeing as it is nearly March!! I have to get my act into gear and get out my Around the Block fabrics to everyone - they are ready to cut - posting soon!
That's it for today - I am exhausted - this posting business is hard work when you get out of shape
Stay tuned for: more fabric - some greys and yellows, some reds and blues, more sewing - strips big and small, more quilts - a bit of Denise inspiration and some stars in my eyes!
oooo - I have just remembered - I am going to Sew Together 2010 - I am going - did I just say that? - wahoo! The irrepressible Sheridan has organised a T-riffic Weekend for Bloggy Crafty Chatty Hungry types in May! Here in gorgeous Melbourne and I can't wait!!!